Cancer is mentally and physically challenging, but don't let it shut you down. Dust yourself off and get back up, even if you have to crawl. This is your life, after all, and it's worth fighting for.
We bring together a team of experts that includes specialists from many areas to give you personal, customized care. We use specialized therapies and technologies to be sure you receive the most advanced treatment with the least impact on your body.
If possible, it is best to have a biopsy to diagnose bone cancer at the same place you receive treatment. It is essential to go to a specialized cancer center that has experience in osteosarcoma biopsy. If the biopsy is done incorrectly, it may make it more difficult later for the surgeon to remove all of the cancer without having to also remove all or part of the arm or leg. A biopsy that is not done correctly also may cause the cancer to spread.
As one of the world's leading cancer centers, we constantly work to discover new treatments and innovations. We helped pioneer:
- Embolization for localized unresectable giant cell tumor of bone
- Activity of interferon in metastatic giant cell tumor of bone
- Limb-sparing surgery to help save arms and legs
- Targeting a cell receptor known to play a part in the spread of cancer to the bones may enable chemotherapy drugs to be delivered directly to the cells
Understanding a disease is the first step toward finding the right care. Get the facts about bone cancer, including the different types, how it starts and who’s at risk.
Did You Know?
Bone cancer can develop in the bones or spread to bone from other areas
of the body.
BY Roslin Sweat
August 31, 2015
When I was first diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma in 1990, I was a 22-year-old college student. I didn’t know anything about cancer.
My cancer story started when I woke up one morning and noticed my face was swollen on the left side. My mom scheduled me a doctor’s appointment. The doctor said it was allergies and gave me a prescription. But several days later, my face was still swollen. I also had severe headaches and my left eye...